Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

Festival News

This is where we’ll keep you informed of late-breaking news about the Festival. Please check here frequently to ensure you don’t miss important news and changes to venues, timings, special events etc.


Adult Singing & Woodwind Section Leaders Needed

We urgently need Section Leaders for our Woodwind and Adult Singing Sections.  It can be immensely rewarding to help develop the skills and abilities of the many young people taking part in the Festival, and we’ll give all the support, help and guidance you’ll need.  If you would like to help, or know of someone who may be interested, do please get in touch with our Secretary, Mary Smith, through the ‘Contact’ page of this site.

We look forward to hearing from you.

John Warner  Memorial Award 2018

The 2018 John Warner Memorial Award competition took place on Saturday 14th April at Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester. We were treated to many outstanding performances.  Please click here for a full report.

John Warner Award Report 2018

Dates & Venues 2019 Festival

Dates and venues for the 2019 Festival are now confirmed. Please click here for details.

Festival Dates 2019

Dance Classes in 2019 Festival

We are very sorry but due to unavoidable family commitments and health issues with the dance secretaries unfortunately the Dance section of the 2019 Festival has been cancelled.  It is however our intention to run the Dance Festival again in 2020.

If you have any queries, please email Liz Cruttenden via the ‘Contact’ page of this site.

Syllabus for the 2019 Festival

Our 2019 Syllabus is now available.  Details can be viewed on this site, and printed copies are available at :-

Ackerman Music  42 West Street  Chichester  PO19 1RP

Privacy Policy

The Chichester Festival for Music Dance and Speech takes great care to preserve your privacy and safeguard any personal data you provide to us.

Please click here to see how we collect, use and protect your personal data.

Privacy Policy.pdf

Entry to the 2019 Festival

Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Festival.

Please click here to enter on-line or download a paper entry form. The closing dates are:-

Paper entries Saturday 10 Nov 2018

On-line entries Saturday 1 December 2018

Enter the Festival